Programmes and activities on offer at Colomba le Roc

garden blossom We recommend staying at Colomba le Roc for a week but it is of course possible to stay for a shorter period though we feel that to benefit from your stay a minimum of three nights is advisable.

Each day at Colomba le Roc therefore starts and ends with prayer in our chapel and in the afternoon two hours are set aside for silence. Guests may take part in as much or as little of the daily activities as they wish, as long as they respect this basic framework.

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Your stay can be combined with a day or more on the Way to Compostella which passes through our local town of Montcuq, only 6km away. Or if you are walking all the way from le Puy en Velay to Santiago de Compostella you could stay for a few days with us to rest and reflect on your journey so far.

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We are hoping to offer day retreats for local groups too, by arrangement only

Retreats are about reflection; taking time to walk with God, time to rest, be refreshed, and find peace. Each retreatant can do this in his or her own way.

netting However to help our guests in this journey we have prepared paths in our woods which take you to different reflective areas. Each area was inspired by a specific Bible text, and if you want to know which these are, a leaflet is available to explain the area.

You may of course prefer to let our little piece of God's creation speak to you more personally. Joanne is available for guidance in English, French or Dutch.

stone retreat Ready-made retreat work sheets to help focus on specific theme can be provided. Craft materials are available in our shepherd's hut.

Themed retreats which link biblical themes with our locality (think of The Vine, The Shepherd...) are also on offer. Contact us for more information by e-mail.

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Programmes for 2021

A Holy Week journey: 31st March - 5th April 2021
This retreat is about journeying with Christ as he makes his way to Golgotha and meeting him again at the empty tomb. It includes sharing the Lord's Supper together, walking the Stations of the Cross, waiting in silence and celebrating the Resurrection.

flowering plant Look at the lilies in the field : 30th April - 3rd May 2021
This retreat is about meeting God in his Creation by walking through the woods, discovering beautiful wild flowers and enjoying the different birds and their amazing songs. And who knows you may be lucky enough to see a dear or even a wild boar. Except for worship and meditations this is a silent retreat.

For more information about these retreats please contact us by e-mail.

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